As the name suggests, the Pelikano Jr. is a version of the Pelikano aimed at a younger user. The inner works are much the same, but the outside is simplified for the sake of robustness. This robust simplicity makes it somewhat popular as a go-anywhere pen for adults; my wife has one in her purse, where its small size causes no problems and its low cost and resliency make the tumbling amongst keys and compacts a non-issue.
I rate this pen slightly higher than the Lamy abc and Pelikan’s Griffix, which are of the same ilk, for reason alone; the cap will post over the barrel when the pen is in use, which reduced the worries of losing it. That’s a trick the other two don’t do. I also trust the cap to stay on rather more than I do that of the Griffix. Like those pens, the section is molded to urge the child to adopt the Correct Manner of holding the pen, so it comes in right- and left-handed versions.
Production Run: I’m not altogether sure when it began, but it continues today.
Cost When New: Currently $10.00 – $12.00. Update: 2016 MSRP is $23.65.
Size: 13.0 cm long capped, 15.3 cm posted, 12.6 cm uncapped.
Body: Plastic, which I believe is ABS.
Filler: Cartridge, capacity approx. 0.6 or 1.4 ml (international pattern)
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